A State of Permanent Discontent took shape in the aftermath of the 2016 election, looking at the darker side of the national narratives we tell ourselves over and over again.
Eight Dead White Men I Found on the Internet and Two Averages, 2017.
Engineered wood products, pine, oak, and poplar. Dimensions variable, this configuration 20” x 144” x 10.” The work consists of eight busts, digitally fabricated from 3D scans found on the Internet, and two ‘averages’ created by procedurally recombining the eight original busts in 3D modeling software.
I Suppose I Am Still Angry, 2017. Pine, engineered wood products, epoxy and aluminum. 67” x 22” x 22”
Detail of I Suppose I Am Still Angry.
The Devil’s Handyman (After Westermann), 2016. Laminated veneer lumber, epoxy, pine, ipé and walnut. 36” x 28” x 22”
Object for Difficult Times, 2017. Engineered wood products, poplar, maple, and aluminum.28” x 12” x 7”
A Story Told Too Many Times, 2017. Pine, engineered wood products, ipé, cast urethane, aluminum, polyethylene, hardware and electrical components. 94” x 54” x 60”
A Story Told Too Many Times. Detail of CNC-carved head.
Detail of A Story Told Too Many Times.
An Inventory, 2017. 100” x 30” x 30” Pine, engineered wood products, ipé, walnut, cast urethane, and aluminum.
Detail of An Inventory.
Works from A State of Permanent Discontent as installed at the Kaplan Gallery, VisArts, Rockville, MD.